Cannabis Studies

THe San Benito County Board of Supervisors held an evening study session May 9 to give residents and interested parties the opportunity to hear an update and voice their concerns on the 27-page draft cannabis business ordinance. Before Victor Gomez, the former Hollister councilman whom the county hired to facilitate drafting the ordinance along with the […]

In the US, we’ve seen a marked drop in opioid overdoses in legal states, prodding the question of whether patients are replacing their prescription medicines with cannabis. Recent survey data collected from patients enrolled in Canada’s MMPR program indicates this may be more than just a correlation. Led by researchers Philippe Lucas and Zach Walsh, […]

A medical cannabis grower. Credit: Shivanshu Pandev/flickr, CC BY-SA North America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of overdose in 2016, officials have declared a public health emergency. While over-prescription of painkillers and contamination… read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-05-cannabis.html

Grandma wants to smoke your marijuana, and grandpa’s micro dosing: A new study shows that older Americans are choosing to use marijuana, and don’t see it as risky behavior. Related Story: Marijuana: Can It Reverse Aging and Other Signs of Oxidative Stress? “For years we’ve been worried about the potential effects of marijuana on the […]

Grandma wants to smoke your marijuana, and grandpa’s micro dosing: A new study shows that older Americans are choosing to use marijuana, and don’t see it as risky behavior. Related Story: Marijuana: Can It Reverse Aging and Other Signs of Oxidative Stress? “For years we’ve been worried about the potential effects of marijuana on the […]

Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also help reduce people’s cravings for another highly addictive substance: crack cocaine. Scientists at the BC Centre on Substance Use tracked 122 people who consumed crack in and around Vancouver’s Downtown […]

High school students’ grades suffer when they start consuming cannabis on the regular, according to a new study that seems to reaffirm the importance of full legalization and regulation.   The study by University of Waterloo researchers also found that after students start using cannabis, they tend to become less interested in scholarly pursuits. Survey answers […]

The stereotype of the cannabis consumer is a young guy with long hair and for extra points a tie-dye shirt. The reality is that a majority of cannabis consumers are professionals and steady customers for the dispensaries. A new study from the Cannabis Consumers Coalition found that only 20 percent of cannabis consumers were from […]